Patrolman Steven Albert Poetker

Patrolman Steven Albert Poetker

Waldo Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, April 16, 1976

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Steven Albert Poetker

Patrolmen Steven Poetker and John Allen were killed when their vehicle was struck by a train at an unguarded crossing near Waldo.

The two were returning from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in East Camden, Arkansas. They had just joined the chief of their department in a chase when the accident occurred. Patrolman Poetker had graduated from the academy at 1:00 pm and the accident occurred shortly after 2:00 pm.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Your service to Arkansans, even for just one hour, will never be forgotten. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

April 16, 2017

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